Admittedly this album was off my radar, but luckily I stumbled across a friend's tweet announcing its release and was most pleased after the first listen. Les Savy Fav's sound is back and in full force, albeit cleaner-sounding and more focused, but by no means should this be construed as a negative, the album is flipping terrific. Take note, Root for Ruin is 100% distilled, pure awesomeness manifested in 11 brilliant tracks with no filler. It is easily my favorite album of the year and will delight old and new Les Savy Fav fans alike. Singling out a handful of songs as being 'stand out tracks' would be an effort in futility as every song is very catchy and full of that classic Les Savy Fav energy, except for Poltergeist -- not my cup of tea. 10/11, not bad, well-done LSF.